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Community Announcements: Week of February 20, 2012

A.T. LOCKE, a provider of accounting services, business analysis, and financial and strategic guidance to emerging and midsized organizations, has added Tom Moxie as an accounting analyst on the firm's growing team.

Career watch: CPA profession provides job opportunities

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks accounting and auditing as one of the leading professions in terms of job openings," said Sara Portner, MNCPA Chair. "Accountants and auditors who have a professional certification, especially CPAs, have the best prospects."
Tax

Taxes are finished; which documents should you keep or pitch?

You’re done with the taxes for another year. Time to dump all the receipts and paperwork associated with preparing the return, you think. Not so fast!
A&A

James Doty to chair SEC accounting oversight board

James Doty, a partner at Washington, D.C.-based law firm Baker Botts LLP who served as general counsel for the SEC in the early 1990s, recently was appointed by SEC chairman Mary Schapiro to lead the agency’s Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of December 20

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of December 20, 2010.
Tax

Thomson Reuters offers analysis of Tax Relief Act on Checkpoint

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has issued an analysis of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.
Tax

Tax Foundation releases state business tax index

South Dakota's tax system is most welcoming to economic activity while New York's tax code ranks 50th as the least hospitable, according to the Tax Foundation's most recent edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks the tax systems of the 50 states.
Tax

Minnesota CPA Society hosts largest tax conference in upper Midwest

Fifteen hundred CPAs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas are attending the 56th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference. The two-day event offers more than 40 tax-related sessions presented by tax experts from across the country.
Tax

Thomson Reuters customers gather for back-to-back tax and accounting conferences

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters will host more than 2,000 customers at two user conferences this fall – one for its professional tax and accounting firm customers on October 27 and another for corporate tax department and trust tax customers on November 1.
Education & Careers

Colleges and universities must be ethical

The actions of colleges and universities provide examples to their students of how to act with – or without – a high level of ethical standards. From grading practices to sustainability, these institutions need to be cognizant of the message they send.
A&A

Michael R. Bell & Company joins Wipfli

Partners and associates of Washington State-based Michael R. Bell & Company, PLLC, have joined Wipfli LLP, an international CPA firm headquartered in Milwaukee.
Education & Careers

Accounting associations create commission to study higher education in accounting

The American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have formed the Pathways Commission to study possible future paths of higher education for those seeking entry into the accounting profession.
A&A

Madoff whistleblower to speak at MNCPA conference

The lineup of keynote speakers at the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Management & Business Advisers Conference includes a Bernie Madoff whistleblower, a former Medtronic CEO, and the subject of a major Hollywood motion picture.
Tax

Broke states and broken promises

According to a recent report from the National Association of State Budget Officers and the National Governors Association, state fiscal conditions "have continued to worsen" and state revenues can be expected to lag behind a national economic recovery by one to three years.
Education & Careers

SIFE members' passion for business can be powerful force for change

Students In Free Enterprise, an international non-profit network of students, academics, and business leaders working with businesses and higher education organizations, is in the midst of its regional and national competitions.
Tax

States scramble for tax revenue wherever they can find it

Imagine your state tax collectors hard at work…reading the entertainment news as part of their job description. State tax authorities always have used the media to track the cross-state earnings of sports stars, celebrities, and other wealthy individuals.
Tax

Thomson Reuters releases 2010 edition of Mexico Tax, Law, and Business Briefing

The tax and accounting business of Thomson Reuters recently updated its Mexico Tax, Law, and Business Briefing book, which is designed to help companies comply with Mexico's new tax and finance legislation changes, explore opportunities for minimizing the change impacts, and proactively manage audit risk.
Education & Careers

Accounting Scholarship Programs

AccountingWEB has compiled a list of scholarship opportunities for accounting students.
Tax

2009 Recap of celebrities with tax woes

Television and movie stars, politicians, athletes, musicians - it seems that no one is above the law, particularly when there are taxes involved. Here is a recap of those notables who faced off with the IRS in 2009.
Community News

Wipfli’s Community Day helps 35 organizations

Wipfli LLP, with 15 offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin, closed its doors for business on September 24 so that hundreds of associates throughout the Midwest could spend the day giving back to the communities.

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